Almost 3 years at SMU have flown by and the transformation is laughable. Which is why I will tell the story of my years at SMU as told by the infamous American reality TV personality a.k.a. the face of America’s Next Top Model – Miss J. Thank you my dear friend, Benny Maldonado, for the inspiration.
I still remember the shock and awe of receiving my acceptance letter from SMU.
I was so excited for the first day of school.
But on the first day of school, I started to realize how different this place was from where I used to live.
I felt a little out of place, so I got a little scared and became really shy.
I started to hate school.
My grades sucked.
And I hated school even more.
Even though I hated it, I knew I just had to suck it up and grow up.
So I prayed to sweet baby Jesus to please do something, anything.
And I realized, I’m just gonna keep doin’ me.
After a while, I started to meet people (this isn’t Miss J, but whatever).
Studied harder, grades got better.
I started joining more organizations.
Had some crazy nights.
Really crazy nights.
I was getting more and more confident.
And then, I found a group of people who were just as strange as me and loved each other for it.
I started liking school again.
Now, I love my school, and I’m so thankful.
So what did I learn during my time year at SMU? When in doubt – just pray and be yourself.
But, I still can’t wait to graduate and get out of here.